Herbal supplements in primary care: patient perceptions, motivations, and effects on use
Gray, D.C.; Rutledge, C.M.
Holistic Nursing Practice 27(1): 6-12
ISSN/ISBN: 0887-9311 PMID: 23211383 DOI: 10.1097/hnp.0b013e318276fb32
Relationships between primary care patients' herbal use and influencing factors were examined. Most felt that herbals were safer than prescription medications and preferred their use. There were significant relationships between perceived herbal safety and efficacy and other motivational factors with use. Supplement cost and demographics were less predictive of use.